Victim Or Winner: A Muslim Widow's Saffron Dreams In Post 9/11 America

Payel Chowdhury


This paper examines the struggle of a Muslim widow who lost her husband in 9/11 attack as portrayed in Shaila Abdullah's novel Saffron Dreams. The woman lives alone in post 9/11 America amidst all the hatred and class prejudices against Muslim Americans. She fights with her own sorrow to create a space for herself in a foreign country which does not sympathise with her and makes her life more difficult. Yet she decides to face the challenge. Despite being a victim of post 9/11 prejudices against Muslims, she creates an identity for herself and raises a special child all alone.Thus, she emerges as a winner.


Saffron Dreams; struggle; identity; victim; prejudice

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